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If you don’t count any of the newly added sticks in my vintage cane collection, it’s been a while since I bought a new cane for myself that sparked an honest Wow. The Orvis Helios 3D was the last rod I reviewed that got me thinking, I need it for myself, in a few different …

The last few times I was on the South Platte River in Deckers, I intentionally left my favorite one-handed fly rod at home. It is the perfect cane for the midges outbreaks that sometimes occur on sunny winter afternoons. The rod I carried in its place was borrowed from a 13ft 3 inch long two …

Minnesota and Wisconsin must have some of the highest per capita tarpon rods in the country outside of Florida. Most of these rods, of course, will never see a drop of salt water, unless you count the tears – because muskellunge anglers lose a lot, whether it’s icy gales of November, chronic tendonitis or, worst …

If you have kids of a certain age, you’ve probably watched the Pixar movie Ratatouille, in which the main protagonist, Remy, a rat, is inspired by Chef Gusteau’s proclamation that “anyone can cook”. It’s possible that no other company follows its leader’s vision more closely than ECHO fly rods follows Tim Rajeff, who proclaims that …

Reyr Gear considered traveling with a fly rod and realized how complicated it can be. Four pieces, down to the shank, a reed, the line through the eyelets – there are a lot of components to handle. So they designed a rod with the line routed through the center, allowing it to telescope along its …

With anglers looking for 2020 outings on the latest and greatest in gear companies, Sage Fly Fish is launching three new rod families into the ring. Available in August 2019, Sage builds three different aspects of angling to give consumers more options for net fishing. Covering everything from your light and airy dry fly rod …

Like many bass anglers, John Deshautors has an abundance of specialized equipment. Rods with a tough backbone to a broomstick and multi-speed reels that are engineering marvels. Tools to drop a jig in a teacup-sized spot and muscle to tackle a heavy, hard largemouth or smallmouth bass from a thick blanket. Then, a few years …

The 9’5wt Orvis Clearwater deserves a commendable article, but if nothing else this rod proves a startling truth: Orvis is, for the time being, ahead of the pack in the arms race which manufactures fly fishing equipment. From top to bottom, Orvis’s offerings surpass or equal even the fiercest competition, and the Orvis Clearwater update …

March 1, 2019 | By Kirk Warner Above photo credit: Bryson Malone Collectibles are not something you typically use and abuse. But what if this article was specially designed for you appreciate? Like literally built for you, and only you. The decision becomes less obvious. In this episode of Time Tested, GearJunkie editor-in-chief Kirk Warner …

November 29, 2018 | By Chloé Nostrant Epic makes premium fly fishing rods for anglers as picky as a stubborn rainbow trout. We put her weight 5 to the test in this review. As with other equipment, you can often tell the quality of fly fishing gear when you hold it in your hand for …